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Collings 290 DC Custom Sunburst, 2016

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The Collings 290 DC Custom is, as the name suggests, a custom version of the Collings DC – conceptually similar to the late 1950s Les Paul Special but with humbucking pickups and comfort contours.

Built at the Collings shop in Austin, Texas, this Collings 290 DC Custom dates to 2016 features Honduran Mahogany for the ‘slab’ body and neck, with an unbound Indian Rosewood fingerboard and an Ebony headplate. What makes this a ‘custom’ model is the use of Lollar Imperial humbuckers in place of Lollar P-90s.

The rest of the hardware includes Collings branded tuners with grained ivoroid buttons, a Kluson ABR and Stop Tailpiece set, DiMarzio 500K pots and a Switchcraft pickup selector switch.

We can’t recall seeing a Collings guitar that didn’t impress us.  This example is no exception. Collings finishes are among the best nitrocellulose lacquer finishes we see – they have definitely mastered this art. Joinery and fretwork are also the highest quality, and the overall design shows that Collings carefully examined the original instruments and improved on them – in particular, a longer tenon for the neck joint, increasing stability.

Wear is light, and the guitar plays very well, sounds great, and is very comfortable. And there’s nothing blocking the upper frets!

The original Ameritage built Collings arched top hard shell case is included.

Here is the builder on the Collings 290 DC:

“Some things are simply better in pairs. With a double-cutaway mahogany body and dual hand-wound P90 pickups from Jason Lollar, the 290 DC offers unhindered access to the upper frets and a wide range of tonal possibilities. From pristine clean tones with rich harmonic complexity to hard-hitting classic rock sounds, there are few bases the 290 DC cannot cover.

To further the guitar’s vintage-inspired tone and aesthetic, we’ve made available our own custom wraparound tailpiece (optional) that’s been designed to deliver unsurpassed dynamic range and improved intonation up the neck.”


 

Price: $3200 CAD
  • Model: 290 DC Custom
  • Year: 2016
  • Finish Tobacco Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 290DC16308
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 06/09/2019

  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.81lbs 3.55kg
  • Scale Length: 632mm 24.875in
  • Nut Width: 43mm 1.69in
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